This just started to occur. there are 77,000 miles on the vehicle. It only happens after heavy rain while the vehicle is parked. When I start to drive the "event" occurs and goes away after driving several miles.
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2005 Ford Escape Question: Flashing Check Engine Light
Answer #1DaveJHM May 08, 2011, 00:10Master
Do not ignore a flashing check engine light. It is usually an indication of engine misfire, and excessive fuel getting into the catalytic converter as a result. This could damage the cat at some point pretty quickly if left unchecked.
You likely have leaking coil boots - leaking spark. Plugs and boots will likely fix your problem. A coil could be faulty too - and testing will determine what codes are in the processor that will lead to looking at which cylinder is in question specifically.
ReplyVisitor, May 08, 2011, 06:53
Thank you, I'll be checking to see how accessible these parts are to determine if I can replace them myself. It is time for them to be replaced anyway. Thanks again.